Insect: Grasshopper

The grasshopper is found worldwide and is one of the larger types of insect, with most grasshopper being about 2 inches long. The grasshopper has wings meaning it can migrate large distances when the weather gets too cold.

There are 11,000 thousand known species of grasshopper on Earth, that live in grassy areas and forests. The grasshopper is known for being able to jump extraordinary distances.

The grasshopper is also a stable food source for many creatures around the world including reptiles and birds. It is common for humans to eat grasshoppers in places like Asia and South America where the bigger grasshopper are, and there is a less readily available alternative protein source.

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